Blogs Imitate Life

I have written and posted a blog since 2008.  This year I have come to appreciate just how much writing and posting a blog imitates life.  In a ‘good life’ there are supportive people, sharing, effort, opinions and errors.  When writing a blog, one of the main objectives is to engage with people, while sharing opinions, putting forth a message that helps the writer and the reader alike — and there are errors.

What I have found is that my personal growth cycle around spelling and grammatical errors in my blogs have mirrored exactly what I teach a client (and parenthetically need to learn again myself).  This is what I teach and always need to be willing to learn again:

Take action, even when you are not 100% sure or satisfied; listen for feedback; be grateful for the feedback; course correct; and, do it all again.

If you wait for something to be perfect, you may miss the opportunity to engage with wonderful people, you may miss the opportunity to take a step toward one of your dreams and you may miss the opportunity to learn and grow.  Today, I am grateful for all of my past blog errors and extremely grateful for all the caring people who have helped me do better the next time (Roy, Michael, Tonya, Richard, Lou, Alan, Carol and so many more).  That is what Don’t Die™ Waiting is all about.  Win or lose, when you attempt something that matters to you, you will feel better having tried then you would feel if you died having not tried and wondering if you would have ever succeed.

Trying may not be doing, but trying trumps waiting and wondering any day of the week!

Happy Tuesday!

P.S.  Thank you Lou Rubin for this photo from Giverny which happens to be where I have instructed my daughter to smuggle my ashes to use as fertilizer when I have lived all my Don’t Die™ days.

About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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